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UN reports 'appalling' violations endured by children in Afghanistan

UN reports 'appalling' violations endured by children in Afghanistan

The report documented more than 14,000 grave violations against children during the past four years, mainly perpetrated by the Taliban and ISIS.

Herat University's peace centre fosters culture of acceptance

Herat University's peace centre fosters culture of acceptance

Students who have attended the centre's programmes have gone on to resolve disputes at the community and family levels.

Young Afghans pen 'letters of pain' as war continues

Young Afghans pen 'letters of pain' as war continues

ArtLords plans to share the contents of the letters -- which call for peace and an end to 'nonsense violence' -- with Afghan officials and the Taliban.

Youth call out Taliban at 'peace and ceasefire' cricket tournament

Youth call out Taliban at 'peace and ceasefire' cricket tournament

Youth from seven southern provinces urged the Taliban at cricket tournament to accept peace and declare a nationwide ceasefire.

Shooting for peace: Afghan basketball teams send message urging for war's end

Shooting for peace: Afghan basketball teams send message urging for war's end

Athletes united in Herat to send a message to the Taliban that peace is the only path forward.

Playgrounds in Herat provide children a haven from conflict

Playgrounds in Herat provide children a haven from conflict

Thanks to the efforts of a local businessman, three indoor playgrounds equipped with modern equipment have opened in the city, providing a haven for families seeking refuge.

Afghan children demand peace through drawings, writing

Afghan children demand peace through drawings, writing

Using their writings and drawings, almost 2,000 schoolchildren gathered in Herat City and shared their dreams for peace and called on the Taliban to end the war.

Alarming number of Afghan youth return from Iran addicted to drugs

Alarming number of Afghan youth return from Iran addicted to drugs

Afghans who travelled to Iran for work tell harrowing stories about how their employers hooked them on drugs.

In photos: Kabul children shout with joy as circus comes to town

In photos: Kabul children shout with joy as circus comes to town

The circus aims to bring happiness to Afghan children through education, cultural activities, performances and even a juggling competition.

Young men take to bodybuilding gyms in war-torn Kabul

Young men take to bodybuilding gyms in war-torn Kabul

Amid heightened Taliban and ISIS attacks, more young men have taken to bodybuilding gyms as a mechanism to cope with stress and loss.

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